We plan to leave Newtownards at 0900 on Saturday 1st October 2011 for Conway Square, driving to Kircubbin - Portaferry - Quinten Bay - Cloughy - Portavogie - Ballyhalbert - Balligan - Ballywalter - Millisle - Newtownards - return for around 1pm.
We have a number of stops planned - we intend to concentrate on 1572 Sir Thomas Smith items of interest - 1606 Hamilton / Montgomery matters and some Rebellious 1798 stuff thrown in.
Mark Thompson will act as our Tour Guide for the trip and we are all looking forward to an enjoyable morning.
Yes, I booked the Portaferry Hotel for tea, coffee, scones with butter, cream and jam!!
If you want to travel - sorry you are too late - all seats booked / SOLD OUT!
We at Loughries would just like to at this time convey our sincerest thanks to Ards Borough Council for solely funding our Ulster Scots Festival.